The officials said the air attack targeted the militants' camp north of the town of Jaar in the southern province of Abyan. It coincided with a Yemeni government offensive against the militants.
On Monday, 17 al-Qaida militants were killed in a two-pronged attack by military units and civilians who took up arms against al-Qaida south of the town of Lawder. Two civilians and a military officer were also killed in the fighting.
Egypt's military council said the army may transfer power to an elected president on May 24, much sooner than expected.
• The announcement came after 11 people were killed in clashes during an anti-military protest.
• Meanwhile, thousands of people are still gathering in central Cairo.